I’ve done a lot of running so far this year. I also did a whole lot of not running while my calf healed. What I didn’t do was a whole lot of strength training. My once a week yoga class, while awesome, was not enough to build muscle.
I’m paying the price now. I have zero upper body strength, my glutes are mushy, and even my legs leave a lot to be desired. I joined the Best Body Boot Camp to try and rectify the situation.
If the first four days are any indication, I’ll be in amazing shape at the end.
Tina has sent us workouts for each day with prescribed weight workouts 3 days a week + directions for cardio. You can choose any form of cardio (elliptical, bike, etc.) and, as you can imagine, I’ve chosen to run. At first glance, it doesn’t appear that hard, but looks can be deceiving. Don’t believe me? Google “surrender squat”. You are supposed to use weights, but by the end I was barely able to keep just my arms in the air. Whoa…
You are also asked to set a couple of healthy goals each week and aim to meet them 5 out of 7 days. This week I chose to work on increasing my water intake and, of course, not eating sugar. At this point, I have four successful days done on my goals.
With a weight workout on Monday, yoga on Tuesday (my choice, not required), and weights on Wednesday, I found myself barely able to walk up my stairs on Thursday. And I quickly discovered that even drinking coffee takes muscles all over the body. I just kept reminding myself it was a good kind of hurt.
While I’m trying hard to do the weight workouts as closely as possible, I admit I’ve been adding minutes to the cardio. I have too many half marathons in my future to not keep my mileage up.
Finger crossed that in 8 weeks I’ll be posting an “after” picture with actual muscles to show off. (No, there won’t be any before pictures. Nobody needs to see that.)
Instead, look what came in the mail yesterday…
Yes, I did buy one for each car + the beer fridge LOL.
11 thoughts on “Work in Progress: Best Body Boot Camp”
You are going to be SO much stronger by the end. I promise you. Put in the work and it will help your running too. I’m so excited to see how the 8 weeks goes for you! 🙂
And eeeeee on the 65.5! I bet just seeing those gets you pumped!
Who said you could advertise my age?????
I bet you will notice a huge difference in your running after all of the strength work. Especially if you do another 5 in 5!
I have some friends here in Utah who run a boot camp. I watch their journey and their and their participants success stories as she posts them on FB, and they look amazing! I think if you stick with it, you’ll get the results you want! Good luck! P.s. love the stickers!
Sounds like you are on the right track with the strength training! Look forward to seeing the results!
When is your next 65.5 (riverboat right?)
Those stickers are great, and I would have gotten one for the fridge too, no judgment here.
You’re going to love Tina’s bootcamp! I’m betting you will have some great after photos to share 🙂
Good luck! I wish I had more motivation to do some weight training at home. Can’t wait to read about your progress!
You know you’ve really worked hard if it hurts to drink coffee. That’s impressive.
I am doing this round of bootcamp too and loving it and hating it so far! Haahaaa
Your goals for the week are the same as mine… are you doing Laura’s sugar detox challenge?
Love the new stickers!!!
You are doing great!
You’ll have those glutes knocked into shape in no time!
Keep up the great work 🙂